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Environmental Law Section Book Club – Red Mars: Book 1 Of The Mars Trilogy
July 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
We invite our Environmental Law Section (ELS) members to stay connected and inspired through our new ELS Book Club. Our book selections below touch upon environmental law issues through a range of styles and topics. We encourage you to pick up one or more of our selections and start reading along with us!
Red Mars: Book 1 of the Mars Trilogy
By: Kim Stanley Robinson (1992)
Science Fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson resides in Sacramento and is known for his post-climate change futures. He was recognized by Time Magazine in 2008 as a “Hero of the Environment,” and the New Yorker’s Tim Kreider called of Robinson as “one of the most important political writers working in America today.” Collectively, the three novels of his Mars trilogy have won all the major science fiction and fantasy awards, including the Nebula Award, the Hugo Award, and many more. The Mars Trilogy follows the colonization of Mars and later the entire solar system, complete with the technological, moral, social, and political evolution that accompanies it, spanning 200 years of future history. We invite ELS members to read and discuss the first book in the trilogy: Red Mars (1992). What environmental and political lessons can be learned here, and what role (if any) does this type of work have in addressing real environmental concerns today?